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Above-ground Tanks on Fire at Crude Oil Storage Facility, Matanzas, Cuba

Matanzas, Cuba | 2022-Aug-10

Initial Notification: On 05-AUG-2022, a lightning strike ignited a fire at a crude oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba (60 miles East of Havana). Over the next few days, three above-ground storage tanks caught fire, 17 firefighters were reported missing and more than 100 people were injured (including first responders). This Hotline is being opened in case of a technical assistance request for NOAA support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 23° 3.91′ North
Longitude (approximate): 81° 32.39′ West